lunes, 25 de abril de 2016

Wilson "Chembo" Corniel grow success with new CD "Land Of The Descendants"

"Wilson 'Chembo' Corniel is itself an institution of Latin Jazz,
It has earned the admiration of all for its human transparency, solvency and 
sobriety ritmica" - Luis Raul Montell, Jazz Caribe

The CD:

“Land Of The Descendants”
Chembo Corniel Quintet

1.- Descendants; 2.- El Antillano; 3.- Transparent Souls; 4.- Lush Life; 5.- Night Letter; 6.- Bottoms Up; 7.- Parisian Cha; 8.- Newtown

The Musicians:
Wilson “Chembo Corniel (bandleader, congas, bata, cowbell, percussion); Frank Fontaine (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute); Darwin Noguera (acoustic piano); Ian Stewart (electric bass); Joel E. Mateo (drums); special guest: Kat Gang (v 4); James Zollar (trumpet 1, 5, 7); Benjamin Sutin (violin 3); Victor Rendon (bata  Iya 1, quijada 8); Cascadu (bata Okonkolo 1); Yasuyo Kimora (cajon base 8); Kan Yanabe (cajon repicador 8)

"Chembo" Corniel Quintet and vocalist Kat Gang in Subrosa
(Photo Marito Chiclana)
This album is a real gem, as always Wilson "Chembo" demanding to fulfill their projects Corniel, which resulted in a continuous successes, meets his Quintet with some guests enriching that give a hint definitely very tasteful.

The eight rows containing the album are original parts except the 4 and 5.

"Chembo" had a successful and frustrating 2015 at the same time as launching the always remembered vibraphonist Steve Pouchie, both as co-leaders and co-producer of the CD "North by Northeast" and performing at various jazz clubs like exclusive Don Coqui in New York, at launch, this died suddenly, filled with sadness the middle of Latin Jazz.

I think the excellent "Land Of The Descendants" is a prize worth Corniel and since last week is felt the good reception that had its released in "Subrosa", New York.

Notes of Wilson "Chembo" Corniel:
"Chembo" in Subrosa release CD "Land Of The Descendants"
(Photo Marito Chiclana)
2009 Grammy Nominee Percussionist Wilson “Chembo” Corniel was born in Manhattan on November 22, 1953 of proud Puerto Rican parents and raised in the humble streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was during these years as a quick-witted youngster that he had the privilege and honor to study with such luminaries of the Afro-Caribbean percussion tradition as, Tommy Lopez Sr., “Little Ray” Romero, Louie Bauzo, and Cachete Maldonado.

Chembo honed his skills at The Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York and at the prestigious La Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana, Cuba under the direction of the great Chucho Valdés. His intense studies with such legends noted above channeled his energy onto a path where Wilson “Chembo” Corniel has now created a reputation for himself among musicians and the public. Today, he is considered as one of the best hard-hitting, versatile percussionists around. Chembo teaches percussion to students at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music and leads numerous clinics throughout the United States, bringing awareness of the rich Afro-Caribbean traditions to others. Among his credits, Chembo was chosen by Latin Percussion to create his own instructional DVD entitled An Introduction to Hand Percussion: Volume I – Congas. This DVD was released in December of 2000 with distribution by Warner Brothers and has been a success. He’s been a vital endorser of Latin Percussion instruments since 1982 as he is currently for Remo drum heads, Vic Firth sticks and Sabian cymbals. His touring credits are as long as his performing credits. Chembo has toured with many major artists throughout Europe, Asia, North & South America, and the Caribbean. Television credits include an appearance on the “Bill Cosby Show” and a recurring recording gig on Nickelodeon’s children show, “Dora the Explorer”. Chembo continues to perform and/or record with many artists of different genres. He is currently concentrating on leading his own Latin Jazz quintet, “Chembo & Grupo Chaworó”. Chembo received a GRAMMY NOMINATION by NARAS IN 2009 for “BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM” for his 2009 CD release entitled Things I Wanted To Do
The career has been has been not only a brilliant musician, but also as a sideman has been a loyal friend but ask: Larry Harlow, Bobby Sanabria, Ray Vega, Chris Washburne, Willie Colon, Chico Freeman, Carlos Jimenez, Bobby Rodriguez, Jane Bunnett, Charlie Sepulveda, Victor Rendon, Paul Carlon, Dave Chamberlain. And others already are not physically with us but they enjoy, from the glory of talent and personality Chembo as Machito, Tito Puente, Hilton Ruiz, Chico O'Farrill.
It was in 2004 when Wilson "Chembo" Corniel launches its first production as a leader "Portrait in Rhythms" which turned a pleasant surprise, printing from and a unique and remarkable personal stamp so far with "Land of The Descendants" completes a series Albums of exquisite collection for lovers of our musical genre.
Let's enjoy the next video where "Chembo" with several stars of Latin Jazz interpret "Oye, Como Va" (composition of Tito Puente):

¡¡Viva The Latin Jazz!!    

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